Thursday, December 12, 2019

Rainbow Heart Die 2 Ways - Simon Says Stamp Love You More Release

Good morning! As if the excitement of the DIEcember release from Simon Says Stamp wasn't enough, I'm excited to share a couple of cards with you using yet ANOTHER fabulous release - the Love You More Release! While the DIEcember release was dies only (for the most part) - this release has a lovely mix of new goodies that you are going to love! I'm using a few items from the release today for these two cards - but mainly focusing on the fabulous new Rainbow Heart Die and two ways to use it! I also filmed a video sharing how I put these two cards together - you can watch it below, or on my YouTube channel HERE.


Here is that video showing how these came together:


I always love a good two-for-one card design - and the Rainbow Heart die works so well for this style of card!


For the first card, I die cut the Rainbow Heart Die from white cardstock, did some blending with distress inks on the stripes, then assembled it together.


I did a bit of ink blending and splattering on a white cardbase, then adhere the heart over the top with foam adhesive. Added a sentiment from the new CZ Designs I Still Do Stamp Set - trimmed out and mounted with foam adhesive over the heart, then added a few sparkling clear sequins for fun!


The second card uses the negative of the first die cut as a stencil - I ink blended the same distress ink colors over the the heart that I used on the stripes for the first card, then added some of the same splatters.


For this one, I added a sentiment from the new Love and Valentine Word Mix 2, with a small supporting sentiment from the same CZ Designs I Still Do set used on the first card. A twist of gold thread tucked underneath, and a few sparkling clear sequins finish this card off!


Which version is your favorite? Would love to hear which one you like best!


Make sure and head over to check out the entire Love You More release HERE!!!


Can't wait to play a little more with this release!


Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means that if you use one of the links below, I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for supporting my blog, and stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!


Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Candy Cane Gift Tag - on the Reverse Confetti Blog

Good morning! I have a new edition of Wednesday in the Works on the Reverse Confetti Blog and YouTube Channel this morning - this week I'm sharing this super happy and sparkly little Christmas tag - perfect for dressing up your Christmas packages! I've combined the candy canes from Joys of the Season, a sentiment from Sweet Holiday, and a tag base created with Stitched Hex Tag! This also happens to be one of my favorite non-traditional color combos! I hope you'll pop over HERE and check it out for more details!


Thanks so much for stopping by - have a great day!


Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Makes Your Soul Shine - Pinkfresh Studio Facebook Live Card

Good morning! Yesterday was our weekly Pinkfresh Studio Facebook Live! This week we did it a special Live on Monday due to the BRAND NEW Essentials Release that went live yesterday! If you haven't checked out the blog hop for the release - you may want to do that! There is so much beautiful inspiration, and also some fabulous giveaways! If you missed the Live video and want to take a peek, you can find it on the Pinkfresh Facebook Page - yesterday's video is available HERE. As always, there was one giveaway for someone who watched live, so make sure and pop in each week to win that live giveaway - 10 AM Pacific time on Thursday morning!

I also always try to post info here the next day on the card we make - for those that aren't on Facebook or maybe didn't see it over there.


This card was so incredibly quick and simple actually! Amazing what you can do with a couple of beautiful dies, right?


We used the beautiful Essentials Radiating Background 2 Die for the background die cut from white cardstock, then die cut one of my favorites from the new release - Ornate Oval Frame Die - from yellow cardstock.


Sentiment from My Favorite Things to Say was heat embossed on a strip of vellum, wrapped around the white die cut panel, then adhered to a cardbase of the same yellow as the frame. Finished off by adhering that frame and adding a few sparkly jewels from Essentials: Jewels Mix for the perfect sparkly finishing touch!


Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means that if you use one of the links below, I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for supporting my blog, and stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!! 


Monday, December 9, 2019

Into the Night Sky Scene - on the Unity Stamp Company Blog

Good morning! I'm back with another card for my series on the Unity Stamp Company Blog this morning! I'm so excited to be featuring the amazing Kit of the Month on Monday's on the Unity Stamp Company Blog! Since the Kit of the Month was the first thing I purchased from Unity, and what got me hooked to begin with, they hold a special place in my heart, so I'm super excited about this opportunity to give these kits some love! You can check out all the details HERE for today's card!


Thanks for stopping by today - have a WONDERFUL day!!!


Pinkfresh Studio Essentials 3 Release Blog Hop

Good morning! Today is an amazing blog hop to celebrate Pinkfresh Studio's Essentials 3 Release! There are 10 BEAUTIFUL new Essentials Dies releasing today! And let me just say - they are GORGEOUS. You aren't going to want to miss a stop along the way - TONS of inspiration and prizes up for grabs! YAY! You also might want to pop over to the Pinkfresh Studio Facebook Page at 10 AM Pacific Time this morning - I will be going LIVE featuring some of the new releases, and there will be a gift certificate up for grabs as well!


For my card for the hop, I got to play with a beautiful die that is so gorgeous, but also basic and useful - Diagonal Stitched Squares. Here is the card I created:


I started off by die cutting 4 of the smallest size squares from the new Diagonal Stitched Squares dies. I did some ink blending on them using Fresh Pear, Coral Reef, Slumber, and Lemon Whip, then stamped some florals on them using the previously released Inked Florals Stamp set.


I cut the largest size square, and layered all the smaller size square over the top - isn't all that stitching lovely? I layered it on a square white cardbase - for size reference, it is 4.25 x 4.25.


Next, I die cut the Beautiful Word Die from white and black cardstock, layered them together slightly offset, then layered those over the top of my card front.


Finally, I finished off with a supporting sentiment from Flower Garden stamp set, heat embossed in white on a strip of black cardstock and mounted with foam adhesive over my card front.


Here is the card we are going to be creating LIVE at 10 AM this morning on the Pinkfresh Studio Facebook Page! I hope I get to see you there for a closer look at this fabulous release! This card uses the gorgeous new Ornate Oval Frame Die and Radiating Background 2 Die:


GIVEAWAY INFO:

Make sure and leave a comment before you leave for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Pinkfresh Studio! All winners will be chosen and posted on the Pinkfresh Blog on Monday, December 16, 2019 - so make sure and check back to see if you were a winner! Winners must check that page and claim their prize within 2 weeks.

Here is the entire blog hop line-up so you don't miss a single stop - and product links are below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!


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Sunday, December 8, 2019

Snowflake Shaker Card - Reverse Confetti December Blog Hop

Good morning! Today it's time for the monthly blog hop with Reverse Confetti! This month we are hopping to showcase a special exclusive release that will only be available in the Reverse Confetti Store - a beautiful Snowflake stamp and Coordinating Confetti set! I've created a shaker card to share with you - and I have a video tutorial as well. You can watch the video below, or on the Reverse Confetti YouTube channel HERE!


Here is the video showing how I put this card together:


I did an inlaid die cutting technique on this card - so to start with I die cut the snowflake outlines from Premier Polar White Cardstock to create the windows. Next I lined up the stamped images in the negative spaces over my Iced Aqua cardbase, and used my MISTI to stamp them perfectly in the windows. It's easiest to see it in the video if that didn't make perfect sense! :)


Next, I created my shaker element, and filled it with chunky sparkly glitter - another fun option for shaker cards that is a little different than the usual sequins or confetti.


I finished off with a sentiment from the set, heat embossed in white on a strip of Midnight cardstock and mounted with foam on my card front.


Here are the Reverse Confetti products I used today - click on any image to go check it out in the Reverse Confetti Store:


   

Here is the entire list of everyone participating today:

Heather Hoffman (you are here)

Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!


Friday, December 6, 2019

Hello Sweet Friend - Simon Says Stamp DIEcember Hop Day 2

Good morning! I'm super excited today to be hopping along for Day 2 of a 2 day Blog Hop to celebrate the Fabulous NEW DIEcember Release from Simon Says Stamp!!! Make sure and check out all the inspiration with this new release AND link up your creations as you receive your orders HERE in the Gallery created just for this release! And check out the graphic below to receive a the lovely Bold Thanks die FREE with your order using coupon code THKU894 through Sunday, December 8, 2019 as well - while supplies last (code expires at 11:59 PM EST)!!!


I have this fun layered card to share using one of the darling new release, paired up with some classic items from previous releases! And, I've been trying to film more videos and build my YouTube channel a bit, so I even have a video tutorial for this card! If you get a chance to watch, I'd love to know what you think!


Here is the video tutorial showing how I put this card together:


Since it's DIEcember, I kept the stamping on this card to a minimum, and focused on lots of die cutting! I loved the adorable Picture Book Mocha die from this release, and since I've also been in love with Buffalo plaid...it was only a matter of time until those two items were going to come together!


The background of my card is the previously released Holiday Knit Background - such a classic. I layered it over a Fog cardbase - love this soft gray color so much!


Sentiment was is from an older CZ Design paring - Hello You Stamp set and Hello Wafer Dies. The big hello is heat embossed in white on the die cut black word, and the smaller supporting sentiment is stamped in black on some Lipstick cardstock that was trimmed down with Sentiment Labels Wafer Die.


I used Nested Circles to die cut a vellum circle, and a kraft cardstock circle to nestle that little cup on. I tore the edge on the kraft paper to create a "ground" for the cup to rest on, then trimmed the sides of the circle to fit the edges of the front panel. I also added wiggly eyes to the cup - cause why not?!?


A bit of jute twine tied along the bottom finishes this sweet card off!


If you are looking for more inspiration with this fabulous release, I have a few other cards I've been posting over the past week - click on the photos or the links underneath each of them for more details on what I used and how I put them together!




GIVEAWAY INFO:
Simon Says will be giving a $25 gift certificate to their online store at each stop along the hop - so make sure and leave a comment before you leave for a chance to win! Winners will be announced next Wednesday on the Simon Says Stamp Blog.

Here is the entire blog hop line up in case you get lost along the way:

Heather Hoffman (you are here)

Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means that if you use one of the links below, I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for supporting my blog, and stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!